Hands On with Android M Part 2: Performance Improvements

Hands On with Android M Part 2: Performance Improvements

By Rich W Woods A couple days ago, I posted a hands on video with the Android M developer preview. I pointed out that, as with all Android updates, there are really no new features. As Android fans love to point out, it’s all “under the hood”. Even though I said it in the video, people still seemed to want a video where I show those “under the hood” performance improvements. For this video, I…

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Nexus 7 vs Nexus 9: Does the New Flagship Measure Up?

Nexus 7 vs Nexus 9: Does the New Flagship Measure Up?

By Rich W Woods When Google announced the Nexus 9, words could not describe how excited I was. Finally, an Android tablet with a 4:3 aspect ratio. For those that don’t know, it’s the same aspect ratio as an iPad as well as a piece of paper, so it fits into portrait mode more easily. The Nexus 9 was the first Android tablet that I seriously considered as a replacement for my iPad. Needless to…

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Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2: Does Google’s Flagship Live Up?

Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2: Does Google’s Flagship Live Up?

By Rich W Woods The Nexus 9 is a device that I have been waiting for for years. I have always used an iPad because of the aspect ratio. Apple has always used a 4:3 aspect ratio because it’s the same as a piece of paper. Android tablets have typically been 8:5, making them better for watching movies because of the widescreen display. Because of the 8:5 aspect ratio, none of them natively sit in…

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